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Beautiful not too hard, great views and easy to find. Parking lot at the bottom is paved. Yak tracks this time of year bc there are some shady spots

2.22.18 - snowy, beautiful trail with several icy areas, one in particular that was quite perilous! spikes worked well on the way up but on the way down I slipped and landed hard (you'll probably be able to see my wipe out for a day or two - it's in the pictures section too to help identify that section). no regrets, crazy gorgeous overlook that made it all worth it!!

some slick ice areas but overall a good hike, amazing view

Gorgeous hike in the snow. It was pretty packed, so we didn't need spikes or snowshoes. The dogs did awesome as well. Went on a Monday around 2 and only saw one other person on the trail. It was a good challenge!

I enjoyed the elevation gain challenge, and was rewarded with gorgeous views at the top of Eagle's View Trail - aptly named! I eeped/squealed upon suddenly emerging from forest to the overlook. Earmarking this for return in the warmer months.
A LOT of Oxen Draw Trail is icy, and in one place there's a good 35-40ft of unforgiving sheet, steep, thick, and noplace to walk around. Even in microspikes (yes, micro, not nano), I still slid down the last half. Please be careful

Great hike! Just be aware that there are some icy spots right now especially one area at about the mid point of Ravens Roost. The kids enjoyed sliding down it.

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24 days ago

Fantastic hike! Certainly wet out there with a couple of patches of ice. I wore boots and was just fine. Took me about 2 hours with 20 min of stopping to soak in the sights.

Really nice trail. We parked on the east end and began the trail across the road hiking up hummingbird trail. This leads you into an immediate incline for about a mile up to the top of the trail. I liked this direction because it allowed for great views mid way and a nice decent down into songbird trail. This is a nice way to end the trail with ease and light meandering through the flat meadow along a small stream. Here there are picnic tables and lots of shade. Clean, maintained trails and park. Little to no traffic for a Fall Saturday.

Great little hike! Good place for us Midwest flat landers to get our feet wet, so to speak!

Beautiful trail with a great view from the top. A few icy spots to cross, some tricky but doable.

We hiked this today (mid January) with our kids, ages 7 and 4 and it was fantastic. The first third of the hike is mostly uphill so we took frequent breaks and took our time, and it ended up taking about 3 hours (that’s including a 30 min picnic for lunch). Highly recommend this trail for families looking to push your hikes out of the “easy” category and into “moderate”.

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1 month ago

Nice view at the top, some ice on the trail but generally dry.

Nice hard hill at the start to help you truly appreciate the views

This was a beautiful winter hike! It was pretty icy in a couple spots, but besides that it was relatively easy with great views.

Beautiful view!

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1 month ago

Decent amount of incline, and pretty nice in the snow. In late December, the creek was still flowing slightly.

Saturday hike at 11:30am was super quiet. By the time I got done, approximately 90minutes of hiking, more people came. Icy in some spots but the views of Cathedral Spires and the mountain range were magnificent.

Quick little hike not far out of town for when you want a little nature but not to drive too far. The incline at the beginning is a little tough. But nothing you can't handle. Most of the other hikers we saw were kids with their parents. We took the Oxen Draw Trail on the way back for a different view. It seemed like a quieter, more shaded trail that took you through the trees and over small streams.

Nice short hike. Took about 2 hours to complete. Really close to Denver and tons of room for parking. Went at 12:30 on a Saturday in Nov and very minimal people which is a huge plus vs how some of the trails can be. My pup had a great time. I would say lower level of moderate. Ok views, but great tree coverage and nice little escape from the city.

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